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Washington – Quarter Of Republicans Think Cruz’s Birthplace Disqualifies Him For President: Poll

January 15, 2016 at 10:28 AM
Washington - A quarter of Republicans think White House hopeful Ted Cruz is disqualified to serve as U.S. president because he was born in Canada to an American mother, a new Reuters/Ipsos poll found. Republican voters nearly mirror independents and the broader electorate in their belief that Cruz cannot hold the White House, with 27 percent of all voters and 28 percent of independents...

New York – Wall St. Plunges; Nasdaq At Lowest Since August

January 15, 2016 at 10:23 AM
New York - Wall Street sank on Friday morning, with the Nasdaq hitting its lowest since Aug. 24 and the Dow plunging nearly 400 points, as oil prices dived below $30 per barrel. The sell-off was broad, with all 10 major S&P sectors in the red and all 30 Dow components lower. The beaten-down energy sector's 3.1 percent slide led the declines. Brent crude prices, which have fallen 20...

New York – Wal-Mart To Shutter 269 Stores, 154 Of Them In The US

January 15, 2016 at 10:01 AM
New York - Wal-Mart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the U.S. and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. The stores being shuttered account for a fraction of the company's 11,000 stores worldwide and less than 1 percent of its global revenue. More than 95 percent of the stores set to be closed in the U.S. are within 10 miles of another Wal-Mart. The...

London – Stamford Hill Charedi School Ordered Shut Down For Failing To Meet ‘Minimum’ DOE Standards

January 15, 2016 at 09:50 AM
London - The Department of Education (DOE) has ordered that the Charedi Talmud Torah Tashbar school in Stamford Hill must close its doors after three separate Ofsted reports gave it a failing grade in meeting the "minimum" teaching standards required by law. INDEPENDENT.co.uk (http://ind.pn/1TZA8P9) reports that the school, which has been operating illegally for 40 years, teaches its students...

Bronx, NY – Speeding Car Hits 2 NYPD Cars, 4 Officers Hurt

January 15, 2016 at 09:35 AM
Bronx, NY - Authorities say a speeding car struck two New York City police cruisers, sending four officers to the hospital with minor injuries. It happened very early Friday morning in the Bronx. Police say officers saw a car speeding and attempted to stop it, but the vehicle continued and eventually struck two police vehicles shortly after midnight. Police say three suspects were taken...

Jakarta – Indonesia Kills One Militant After Attack, Search For More

January 15, 2016 at 09:15 AM
Jakarta - Indonesian police killed one suspected militant and arrested two more in raids across the country on Friday, a day after an attack by Islamic State suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of the Southeast Asian nation's capital. Just seven people were killed in Thursday's late-morning siege near a busy shopping district, despite multiple blasts and a gunfight, and five of the dead...

Island Of Oahu, Hawaii – Coast Guard Looks For Marine Helicopters After Reported Crash Near Hawaii

January 15, 2016 at 08:43 AM
Hawaii - Two Marine helicopters collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu with a total of 12 people on board and a search was underway Friday, military officials said. Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Sara Mooers said that the Marine Corps reported the crash just before midnight Thursday. Mooers says each aircraft had six people aboard. A Coast Guard helicopter and C-130 airplane arrived on...

Munford, TN – Tennessee Couple Claim Winning Ticket For U.S. Powerball Jackpot

January 15, 2016 at 08:23 AM
Munford, TN - A Tennessee couple came forward on Friday with what they said was one of the three winning tickets for this week's record $1.6 billion U.S. Powerball lottery jackpot, appearing with their lawyer on NBC's "Today" program. Lisa and John Robinson of Munford, Tennessee, now must present the ticket to Tennessee lottery officials for verification in order to claim their one-third share...

North Charleston, SC – Trump, Cruz Assert Their Standing Atop Republican Field

January 15, 2016 at 08:12 AM
North Charleston, SC - With just over two weeks until voting begins, Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz firmly asserted their standing atop the GOP race in a fiery debate, overshadowing a crowded field of rivals still grappling for a way to overtake the front-runners. Thursday night's debate underscored that the competition between Trump and Cruz will be...

Arara, Israel – Israel’s Arabs Face Backlash After Tel Aviv Shooting

January 15, 2016 at 07:50 AM
Arara, Israel - Israel's brittle relationship with its Arab minority is under strain after a deadly Tel Aviv shooting rampage this month by an Arab man from the north of the country. The New Year's Day attack deepened Jewish suspicion of the Arab community, which is suspected of divided loyalties, and has drawn attention to the inequalities that help fuel Arab-Jewish tensions. "All Arabs...

Israel – Egged Drivers Threaten Massive Strike For Monday

January 15, 2016 at 07:31 AM
Israel - Arguing that they are expecting to become the lowest hourly paid drivers in Israel’s public transportation sector, Egged workers have threatened to launch a nationwide general strike on Monday. Egged’s drivers have accused their company’s management of refusing to update worker wages and taking unilateral measures that violate employee rights, according to a statement released...

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